Picture of the Power button on the Sony SRS X3 speaker.

How to Turn Off Sony X3

We explain how to turn off the Sony X3 personal speaker here.  Now most speakers have a Power button that Sony prominently places on the top of this unit so it’s easy to locate.  Indeed, this speaker is no exception to this pattern, as we see in the next picture.

Picture of the Power button on the Sony X3.
The Power button on the Sony X3.

There’s also a status lamp in the middle of the bottom front edge of this speaker, that glows or flashes white as long as the speaker is ON. But this lamp goes dark when you turn off the speaker.  E.g. We point out this lamp in the next picture.

Picture of the green glowing Power light on the X3.
The green glowing Power light on the X3.

This lamp glows when the speaker is ON, as seen above.

And when you turn off the X3, this lamp goes OFF, as we see next.

Picture of the dark Power lamp.
The dark Power lamp.

How to Turn Off the Sony X3

To power down this unit, press the Power button. Then release after a quarter second or so.  Also, you needn’t hold it in for too long for the unit to see your press and then shut itself down.

When the speaker goes off, all lamps on the unit stop glowing, except for possibly the orange CHARGE lamp on the top. See this in the next picture.

Picture of the orange glowing CHARGE indicator lamp.
The orange glowing CHARGE indicator light.

This light continues glowing when the speaker is recharging, no matter whether the speaker itself is ON or OFF. Note that the CHARGE lamp does not indicate speaker power status. But it will stop glowing when the battery reaches full charge or you disconnect the charger from the speaker. It should not glow when the speaker is OFF and you have no charger connected.

Moreover, this speaker makes no sound when it shuts OFF, although if it is playing something, this sound will stop right away.

But if pressing the Power button does not turn off the speaker, you can try resetting it. See our  Sony X3 Factory Reset Instructions  piece for more details on how to do that.

And if that doesn’t work, you can disconnect the speaker from your charger, and let it run dead.  Then it will certainly die off. At that point, and hopefully, when you recharge it, the Power button will once again work as expected. But if not, the speaker may be defective, and so you might just have to replace it.

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    1. Official Sony X3 Support Page

Revision History

    • 2023-03-08: First published.